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Yards Saison - Yards Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

392 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 5
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Saisons were originally brewed to keep farmhands happy and hydrated during the warm summer months. True to the style, Yards’ Saison is a semi-unfiltered Belgian style ale brewed with distinctive Belgian yeast. It’s delicate and fruity with a subtle spiciness. Styrian Goldings in the kettle lend a touch of hop to the palate, balancing out this highly drinkable version of the classic style.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-13-2001)
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Ratings: 392 | Reviews: 185 | Display Reviews Only:
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BoSean_Rodriguez

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -71.6%

07-02-2014 16:37:44 | More by BoSean_Rodriguez
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DougAppleby

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -57.4%

12-28-2013 04:12:20 | More by DougAppleby
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -43.2%

05-11-2013 01:42:57 | More by tommyguz
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Budlum

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours with one quarter inch of foamy, white head that disappears after 30 seconds. The body is a very pale, straw yellow with a large amount of yeast haze. A decent amount of carbonation is shown.

This saison is not very saison-like on the nose. Smells are meager with a light, nutty smell from the yeast. There is a light backing of lemon zest with a faint hop spice.

The flavors start with a light cinammon spice backed by a large lemon taste. There are some floral-esque flavors providing some faint fruit flavors. The malt representation here just plain sucks. Did they use rice in this? Yeast is only moderately present in the flavors by a weak peanut flavor.

Mouthfeel is very watery and dry. Saisons aren't viscous by nature but there is typically some body from the yeast. I can see the yeast. What happened to it?

This brew goes down easily but is not very exciting. This completely misses the style. A bad offering from a good brewery.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2006 02:14:12 | More by Budlum
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CreightonSM

New York

2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

04-22-2013 01:54:19 | More by CreightonSM
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yelterdow

New Jersey

2.42/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tasted this on two separate occasions, just to make sure I didn't get a bad bottle the first time.

Appearance- after holding a clumpy head for about a minute in my Tripel Karmeliet goblet, it quickly vanishes to nothing. The carbonation is awkward and sporadic, not at all attractive, and the color is a dirty yellow-gold.

Smell- vague fruit, a bit dry.

Taste/Mouthfeel/Drinkability- even with a fresh palate, I struggle to pull together cohesive tastes. The vapid, watery consistency is very detracting, and the beer went completely flat in the ten minutes I was reviewing this. Down the sink it went.... on both occasions.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2005 13:27:42 | More by yelterdow
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andjusticeforale

Connecticut

2.48/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was really expecting a bunch from this one. But, I was let down; no let me say, maybe it was a bad bottle or two, but still, here goes;

It came out ok;looked like a golden pilsner, not a saison.

The smell is grapefruit and cat pee stained rug.

The initial taste is IPA bitter, I tried to find coriander- definitely citrus. The finish is bitter wheat. This did not improve, infact, the twangy stink got more prevalent as the beer went down.

I am glad people are making saisons, but I'd rather have a bud light than this.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2005 01:49:19 | More by andjusticeforale
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -29%

12-08-2012 00:57:01 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Joshuwutphilly

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29%

07-30-2013 01:52:00 | More by Joshuwutphilly
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Budorob

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29%

04-19-2014 20:06:07 | More by Budorob
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barturo

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -29%

07-09-2013 23:03:13 | More by barturo
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mlplus

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29%

05-17-2014 21:35:55 | More by mlplus
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Marty91

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29%

09-04-2012 01:41:53 | More by Marty91
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -29%

06-30-2014 19:07:48 | More by Walkerjgt
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asabreed

New York

2.53/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle into my Corsendonk tulip.

Appearance: Hazy, pale yellow with some of the sediment poured in. Tons of bubble action surfacing in the middle, with bubbles on the side of the glass slowly coming up. Almost look 3-D in a way, and it's very nice. Head's still sticking around, with the lacing pretty thick, too.

Smell: Yeasty aromas at first, with some lemongrass, lemon zest, and hints of sweet malt on top. Some hop bitterness comes to the forefront with a deep inhalation. Some slight orange peel, peppery spice, and coriander at the end. The potential is there, but it doesn't come through like it should, as it's very unbalanced.

Taste: Initially it seems like it's going to be very dry, and then becomes very dry, very quickly, which seems to be masking most of the flavor that should be present and huge. Eesh, way too bitter, by the hops I suppose? It's almost harsh on the palate unfortunately. Aftertaste is too dry, very astringent, and draws on some faint lemon along with mostly harsh hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Way too much carbonation with kind of a light body. Not pleasant at all.

Drinkability: Rarely do I pour out a beer, but I may in fact do that now, though I hate to waste it. I'm waiting for Yards to impress me, and this certainly hasn't made a case. Too dry, unbalanced, and astringent.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2005 21:51:28 | More by asabreed
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Dithyramb

Maryland

2.58/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz. supposedly bottle conditioned brew.

Pale yellow with little to no life in it. Patchy head that died quickly with no lace. Some lemon on the nose and some yeasty background. Weak pale malt flavor with some yeast tossed in. Nothing overly saison about it. Very faint orange peel at best.
Watery and clean on the finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2006 22:49:06 | More by Dithyramb
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CrazyMacHarris99

Pennsylvania

2.65/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured a pale yellow with a thin white head. Smells of some fruits and straw with a little hops. The taste wasn't what I was expecting. It was way too peppery and seemed a little watered down. There was not enough malt or hop presence. It tasted more like salt water with pepper added. The bottle has been in the fridge for some time so I will have to repurchase and retry in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2008 02:22:41 | More by CrazyMacHarris99
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megamass

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

05-22-2013 22:59:01 | More by megamass
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KMcG

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

07-06-2012 00:47:04 | More by KMcG
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DavidSeanNJ

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Purchased a single 12 oz bottle....

Poured into my Chimay goblet.

I have to admit that it was a very nice color- typical golden color for a "Belgian" style beer- but...no head, no lacing..totally watered down- you can tell even as you poor. Taste was of oranges and lemons- zesty and spicy- but totally watery- tastes like the end of a beer the whole way through.

I did not enjoy this one at all and probably won't buy this again. I will stick to Duvel if Im in the mood for a Belgian Golden Ale. It was tough to finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2007 00:24:51 | More by DavidSeanNJ
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psmithmkt

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

07-11-2014 00:52:35 | More by psmithmkt
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

10-16-2012 22:27:20 | More by RblWthACoz
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Givemebeer

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

07-09-2013 00:21:26 | More by Givemebeer
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

05-08-2014 22:57:38 | More by Durandal_777
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

11-29-2011 01:53:12 | More by RobertColianni
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Yards Saison from Yards Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.